By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/30/2011 - 16:00
Smart. Fierce. Ambitious. Fascinating. Those are traits shared by some of the most powerful Latinas in the U.S. and beyond. These women—whether or not you agree with their politics or like their music—are admirable for the tenacity and brains that have put them atop their fields.
By Angie Romero | 09/29/2011 - 12:00
Ever wondered why there hasn’t been another Gloria Estefan, or another Shakira? We’re talking Latinas who have transcended huge barriers and gone on to become global phenoms? Sure, Enrique and Pitbull are having huge years, but what about the women? The Glorias and Shakiras seem to come around every eon—and according to Estefan, there’s a reason for that.
By Latina Staff | 09/27/2011 - 10:04
Shakira is having a very good year. Not only does she have a hot new boyfriend, Real Madrid’s Gerard Pique, but she was chosen as one of LATINA’S 15 Latinas We Love and now she has been named the 2011 Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year —the youngest artist ever to receive the award.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/07/2011 - 12:15
One overriding trend we've spotted among our Latina celebs has been a huge branding boom!
From Selena Gomez's clothing line for Kmart to Eva Mendes's home line for Macy's to J.Lo (the star who started it all) landing a historic branding deal with Kohl's—our girls expanded their empires at a break-neck pace in 2010.
In case you missed this phenomenon, check out our round-up of Latina moguls and moguls-in-the-making.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/06/2011 - 11:00
Shakira recently launched a new perfume that’s a bit softer and more feminine than the singer’s past scents. The S Eau Florale perfume by the 34-year-old Colombian singer is a combination of jasmine, wild fruits, musk, and vanilla. Shaki already has two scents under her beauty belt—S by Shakira and Amuleto.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/30/2011 - 14:00
—William Levy received a surprise for his 31st birthday, when his mother and grandmother surprised the Cuban actor with a party. The party had a Hollywood theme, complete with a star-shaped cake and posters on the bathroom that read: “No Paparazzi.” The Triunfo del Amor actor, who was all smiles, posted photos from the party on his Twitter account.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/26/2011 - 16:27
Colombiana hit theaters over the weekend, but not everyone was necessarily looking forward to it. The film, which stars our September cover girl Zoe Saldana, is about a young Colombian woman who becomes an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents.
By Smriti Mundhra | 08/26/2011 - 16:19
If you're under drinking age, you probably associate MTV more with Jersey Shore than music videos. Every year, the network attempts to correct this wrong with the Video Music Awards, where the biggest stars of the year pay homage to the M in MTV. Crazy red carpet outfits, backstage antics and acceptance speeches provide plenty of fun, but what we really look forward to are the performances. To amp us up for this Sunday's telecast, we made a list of our picks of the top 10 Latino performances in VMA history.
By Latina Staff | 08/15/2011 - 10:15
Breaking big news using social media is becoming the norm for our celebs. Check out these recent big stories that have broken via Facebook, Twitter and even personal blogs:
By Adriana Rivera | 08/11/2011 - 13:30
Shakira recently posted a video on her YouTube channel having fun playing golf in Mexico, hitting a few holes in one, and even giving lessons to friends. Of course, there were also shots of the Colombian singer goofing off and being silly.